Law & The Criminal Mind (Applied Criminology, Law & Psychology Certificate)
Do you want to be a lawyer, criminologist or forensic psychologist? If so, then this is the course for you. You’ll learn to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. The purpose of this qualification is to provide you with an introduction to criminal justice and to give you an excellent insight into Law and Psychology from Crime Scene to Courtroom, which will develop your understanding in preparation for University.
In your first year, you will study:
1) Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
2) Dispute Solving in Civil Law
3) Psychological Approaches and Applications
4) Conducting Psychological Research
5) Changing Awareness of Crime
6) Criminological Theories
In your second year, you will be working towards the Level 3 Applied Diploma. As part of this, you will build on your first year and study:
1) Applying the Law
2) Aspects of Tort
3) Health Psychology
4) Introduction to Psychopathology
5) Crime Scene to Courtroom
6) Crime and Punishment
During your studies, you will also develop key skills throughout the course. There will be opportunities for you to develop essential employability skills including problem-solving, communication, negotiation, self-management, resilience and presentation. If you are looking to enter Higher Education then the course provides skills that are vital for success at University including the ability to learn independently, the ability to research actively and methodically and being able to give presentations.
Students would need five GCSEs at grade 5 (grade C) or above, including English Language, and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above.
The course is assessed with a combination of internal and external exams using a combination of grade frameworks: either A to E or Pass to Distinction. Students must pass each module to gain the award.
This qualification carries UCAS points and, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, then it is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. This qualification can also support progression to employment directly or via an Apprenticeship.
Students taking this course usually progress to University or Higher Education. The most popular degrees are:
- BSc Criminology
- BA Criminology
- BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
- BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
- BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Criminology
- BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
- BSc Criminology with Law
However, due to the nature of this practical course, you can also go straight into employment and showcase your knowledge.
- LLB Law degree and ran his own successful employment law firm
- Examiner for AQA and OCR
- Appeared on GMTV, Tonight with Trevor McDonald and the BBC Money Programme